Lecture: “Embracing the ‘Killers’: The Origins of our Love Affair with Orcas.”
Jason Colby, University of Victoria,
Friday, June 8, 12:00 pm,
McKenzie Hall, Room 375.
Today, there is no more prominent symbol of the Pacific Northwest than the orca. Yet just a few decades ago, killer whales were reviled and shot throughout the region. Join historian Jason Colby for a provocative exploration of our transformed relationship with the ocean’s apex predator. The author of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator (Oxford, 2018), Colby will incorporate material from interviews, archives, and personal explorations along the Pacific Coast.